Groves, John

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    Dorcas M. Hanson
    Edward and Mary Groves
    William, Della Myrtle, Abbie Ann (McElvain), Henrietta (Fleek), Lucy Jane (Solomon), Susan Eliza, Mary E. (Biggs), Lois Olivia (Biggs), Helen M.

    He was born in Ireland, emigrated to America in 1920 with his parents, who settled in Canada. He was married in Canada on 8/26/1841. He was a soldier in the Canadian War in 1837-1838. He came to Nebraska in May, 1859, first settling at Plattsmouth, then two years later he ranched at a place known as the Pawnee Village and was driven out by the Indians in 1865. Then he located near Ashland where he worked as a mason and built the first brick house in that town. He then moved to Butler Co. in 1874 and began to farm.

    Grave location:
    Section SW, Block 4, Lot 26

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